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Homeboy [2007] [DVD]

Mickey Rourke , Christopher Walken , Michael Seresin    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, Molly Flanegin, Thomas Quinn, Kevin Conway
  • Directors: Michael Seresin
  • Producers: Elliott Kastner, Alan Marshall
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Showbox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 7 May 2007
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000P2XMXK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,646 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Everything In His Life Is A Fight An Emotional Knockout Johnny Walker (Mickey Rourke) is a punch-drunk boxer. He s a bit old to keep on boxing but it s the only thing that he does well. He s in love with Ruby (Debra Feuer) but is too shy to tell her. Johnny meets Wesley (Christopher Walken), a smooth-talking wise-guy who is torn between greed and his pity for Johnny. Wesley tries to talk Johnny to partake in the robbery of a jewellery store, but Johnny elects to enter the ring to help Ruby s financially troubled business with the prize money, despite the fact that a blow to his fractured forehead could kill him. Homeboy is a beautiful old fashioned tale of love, shame and desire accentuated with superb performances from Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget "The Wrestler". Watch the original. 12 July 2009
By Spin
Format:DVD
The idiots who designed the cover for this dvd thought it would be a good idea to grab peoples attention by placing the slogan "Forget Rocky! This is the real thing!" Because "Homeboy" was advertised as a "boxing" movie it failed to be appreciated by those expecting another "Raging Bull". This is not a "Boxing" movie, even though the protagonist is a punch-drunk boxer. His occupation is a metaphor for the way life treats him and his willingness to put up with it for prize money. The premise of the film is concerned with how Johnny Walker, a loose-living, punch-drunk, aggressive, second-class boxer views those around him. The film is more about how those around him interact with him and how his decisions affect those characters. The scenes where we see and hear the world through punch-drunk eyes and ears lets us realise that Walker is totally detached from the world around him and seeks stability and comfort. The acting in this film is superb, the direction low-key but forceful, the story-line utterly compelling. A fantastic piece of cinema. If you are torn between buying this or Rourke's latest film, "The Wrestler", get "Homeboy" first. The original and best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Rourke's best 7 Oct 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw the reviews for this years ago when it first came out. They panned the movie, and I didn't bother going to see it. How wrong I was. This is a very good film and ranks as one of Rourke's best.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A pretty much forgotten film 13 Dec 2007
Format:DVD
The basic story...Johny (Mickey Rourke) is a aging alcoholic boxer who strikes a relationship with a wise guy crook Wesley (Christopher Walken) and also starts a romance with a carousel worker. Later on Wesley tries to involve him in some of his criminal activities...
This downbeat 1988 film contains great performances from its two leads but with its constant grim feel was completely ignored back on its initial release. It's a shame as "Homeboy" though far from perfect is a well made film with ok fight scenes and a interesting none glamorous story. The film was Mickey Rourke's project and he spent years developing a script only for it to go straight to video hell when it came out. The gloomy feel won't be to all tastes but with its long time unavailability i'd say this cheap dvd release is well worth picking up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend for every real MC fans!! 10 Jun 2014
By VG
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A perfect movie from MC's eariler movies. Good soundtrack and MC is amazing!! I highly recommend it for every real MC fans!!
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